The Environmental Team at Low, Ball & Lynch handles asbestos, silica, mold, toxic substances, and groundwater contamination cases. Team leader Sonja Blomquist has tried cases to verdict and settled many others during trial. She is a strong proponent of a united defense front among co-defendants, and she participates in meetings and conferences with judges to further that goal. The Environmental Team handles hundreds of asbestos and silica cases for about thirty asbestos clients and two silica defendants. In mold litigation, Ms. Blomquist defends property owners, working with industrial hygienists, mold remediation contractors, allergists, and epidemiologists. In one mold case involving hundreds of tenants, Ms. Blomquist worked with the owners to quell the storm of tenant unrest and successfully avoided escalation. Ms. Blomquist's experts developed a protocol to clean tenant belongings on site, engendering favorable publicity as well as reasonable settlement figures.